Waters: 'It Is Possible to Impeach' Trump by December

August 7, 2017

Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) said Monday morning that she believes it is "possible to impeach" President Donald Trump by December, and even provided multiple examples of how she believes it can happen.

Waters was a guest on the radio show "The Breakfast Club." Host DJ Envy asked Waters, "How far are we away from kicking Trump out of the White House?"

Waters did not hesitate before jumping into a list of reasons why she believes impeachment is possible and will happen, stemming back to Trump's actions on the campaign trail.

"For some of us, who saw this was a deplorable human being early on in the campaign, where he mimicked and mocked a disabled journalist, talked about grabbing women by their private parts, stalked Hillary Clinton, talked about his colleagues—'little Rubio,' called them names, etcetera," Waters said. "We believe, he certainly should not be president and did not think he would be president."

Waters said she immediately launched impeachment rhetoric when Trump was inaugurated because she thought he had "no good values" and was worried about "his allies and associates who had ties to Russia." She further challenged Republicans, who she believes are "frightened" and "don't know what to do" in regards to Trump, not to stand by and watch Trump destroy American democracy by colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Waters said Putin is mad because Trump can no longer keep his promises to him because of the passage of the sanctions bill. Waters seemed unable to remember the countries affected by the legislation, however.

"Not only was Russia in it, we also had in that bill North Korea and we had one other country—Russia, it was Russia, and it was North Korea, and who was the third one?" Waters said. "Oh, it was Iran. All in the bill."

Waters talked about how Trump could not protect Russia even if he wanted to because the bill was passed with an overwhelming majority, and now "Putin is mad at him."

"There are allegations that about a dossier that may be available and other kinds of thing," Waters said. "So I believe it is possible to impeach him."

"How long is it going to take, I don’t know," she said. "But I give it till about December."